If the previous generation had mixed success, Microsoft intends to raise the bar for this one: the Xbox Series is a machine that sells like hot cakes and without giving precise figures, we know that it achieves impressive scores, the best in the history of the brand. This is worth while a shortage somewhat curbs the figures of the Series X while the Series S is distributed much more than we think: in short, there is something to be satisfied, a priori.
The United Kingdom, one of the most playful countries in Europe and one of the references of the Old Continent, is a very convincing example: the well-known and recognized GamesIndustry website, specializing in the economy (among others) of video games, says the Xbox Series has just exceeded one million copies sold there. A symbolic milestone in a European country that says a lot about the popularity of a machine.
GamesIndustry gives some interesting details: this step would have been taken thanks to a splendid month of December, achieving an increase of 108% compared to November 2024. The sales recorded would have even exceeded those of the week of launch, in 2024.
From there to saying that it was necessary to wait for Microsoft to draw the heavy artillery – Forza Horizon 5 and Halo Infinite in the lead – there is only one step, rather rational. Note also that the availability of the Xbox S as well as its attractive price (despite lower technical performance) also have a lot to do with it.
Very encouraging results for Microsoft, therefore, but nevertheless behind those of its competitor Sony: By way of comparison, the PS5 reached one million English buyers last September. As for global figures, the Japanese manufacturer has officially declared that its white monolith had exceeded thirteen million in sales in October 2024. The Xbox Series would be at eight million according to some estimates.